Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.


Syrian rebels call for five-day ceasefire  

Terry Branstad to be next American ambassador to China, Death of Junaid Jamshed, Why human brains are bigger than those of our ancestors

Syrian rebels 'withdraw from Aleppo's old city'  

Rebels leave their enclaves in Aleppo's old city and call for a five-day truce, Trump is TIME magazine's 'Person of The Year', US Navy veteran's memories of Pearl Harbor attack, the secret life of seals

Yemen on the brink of famine  

WHO warns children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, Trump calls president's Air Force One upgrade to be scrapped, Sightings of the Loch Ness monster are at their highest

Former LRA commander pleads 'not guilty' to war crimes charges  

First former child soldier to appear at International Criminal Court pleads 'not guilty', South Korean political scandal deepens, Singaporean schools 'best in world' for key subjects, how 'Christine and the Queens' singer redefines gender and identity

Italy PM Renzi to resign after budget  

Influential Indian politician dies, The white cane used by the blind gets a technological upgrade

Can Italy avert crisis after Prime Minister Renzi's resignation ?  

Efforts to prevent chaos in Italy after Prime Minister defeated in referendum on reform, citizens of Aleppo return to their abandoned homes, Indian women tackle sexual assault and harrassment, how a mother discovered her baby is an internet star

The Italian prime minister says he will resign - after admitting referendum defeat  

Pro-EU candidate wins Austria's presidential election, Fake embassies in Ghana, Boris Johnson gives up his bike

Brazil remembers air crash victims  

Memorial service in Chapeco for footballers and officials who died in an air crash in Colombia / Austria elects a new president / The traffic lights at floor level

President-elect hails 'a new Gambia'  

Adama Barrow calls his surprise election victory a new hope for the country / Angolan president dos Santos to stand down / Philip Larkin gets memorial stone in Westminster Abbey

Tens of thousands of people at risk of starvation in north-east Nigeria  

Astonishment at the election result in The Gambia, Four global cities ban diesel cars, The science of dog sniffing

UN: Ethnic cleansing in South Sudan  

President Salva Kiir says claims of ethnic cleansing by UN are wrong; French President Francois Hollande won't contest election next year; Chocolate company says it can cut 40% of sugar from its confectionery

Crown prince proclaimed new Thai king  

Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea, China imposes extra tax on 'super cars', Cheerleading at 84

Last conversation from Colombia plane crash leaked  

An electrical fault and fuel shortage reported in final contact with traffic control, UN says Aleppo is at risk of becoming a 'giant graveyard' as Syrian government continues bombardments, Republican congressman backs Donald Trump's campaign proposal to cancel Iran nuclear deal, and how boredom leads an old man to seek work.

Trump to 'leave business' over presidency  

Shell-fire kills civilians in east Aleppo, India cinema must play national anthem, The man taking Stalin to court for the murder of his great grandfather

Brazil football world rocked by team plane crash; more than 70 dead  

Brazil declares three days of mourning after plane crash in Colombia, Aleppo: UN alarm as 20,000 civilians flee advance, new HIV vaccine trial in South Africa

Brazilian football team in Colombia air crash  

At least 75 people killed as airliner carrying top Brazilian team crashes near Medellin, South Korean president offers to resign, UN says 16000 civilians have fled fighting in eastern Aleppo

The fight for eastern Aleppo  

Syrian rebels pull back after major army gains, Cubans pay last respects to their late president, Great Barrier Reef suffers worst coral destruction ever, fake news

Syrian Army has 'split rebel-held eastern Aleppo in two'  

Syrian government troops capture more areas of eastern Aleppo from rebels, Turkish authorities accused of torturing people detained after failed coup, Fidel Castro's African legacy, is a quantum computing revolution on the way ?

Fillon wins France presidential primary  

Syria army makes rapid gains in Aleppo, Uganda police arrest king over clashes, Recycling coffee cups

Trump calls Castro 'brutal dictator'  

Cuba announces nine days of national mourning, The Chinese and Russian presidents both said their countries had lost a good friend, Many Cuban exiles in Miami celebrate

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